Donald Trump: New book reveals the former POTUS had a crush on Debra Messing

Donald Trump is on his third marriage to Melania. However, in times when he was primarily known as an entrepreneur and entertainer, a completely different woman is said to have turned his head.

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There are lots of rumours surrounding the marriage of Donald and Melania Trump. Sometimes the 54-year-old is said to have renegotiated her prenuptial agreement, other times it is said that the two are living in a business relationship rather than a real partnership. Now new rumours have emerged claiming that Trump fell in love with a well-known actress some years ago.

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'I always thought she was quite attractive'

Ramin Setoodeh is the co-editor of Vogue and recently published a book called Apprentice in Wonderland: How Donald Trump and Mark Burnett Took America Through the Looking Glass. In the book, he reports that Donald Trump is said to have talked often about a famous actress in the past. We are talking about Debra Messing, who rose to fame in the whole world with the iconic series Will & Grace. Allegedly, he even had a 'crush' on her.

However, Donald Trump's enthusiasm for the actress is said to be limited these days. The 55-year-old actress, on the other hand, has never seemed to be a fan of the politician, like many other actors.

According to the Daily Mail, Donald Trump is said to have told Ramin Setoodeh the following in a series of conversations:

This Debra Messing, who I always thought was quite attractive - not that it matters, of course... Debra Messing was so thankful ... And then I watch her today and it's like she's a raving mess.

The two have already crossed paths in the past

When Donald Trump was still on the reality show The Apprentice, she is said to have approached him 'with her beautiful red hair' and thanked him for 'saving NBC with his show', according to the former President of course.

Even if this is true, she is no longer on good terms with him. As the Independent reported four years ago, she wrote quite clearly on Twitter what she thought of him:

@realDonaldTrump you are a weak, scared, stupid, inept, negligent, vindictive, narcissistic, criminal. I hope you live a long life in prison where you become the most popular boyfriend to the all inmates.

The year before, she had already called for the social network to come up with a blacklist of Hollywood celebrities who had made donations to Trump. Donald Trump was anything but enthusiastic about this, tweeting shortly afterwards, according to Politico:

Bad ‘actress’ Debra The Mess Messing is in hot water.

"The premise of a cheesy comedy"

According to Mediaite, journalist Yashar Ali reports that Donald Trump 'repeatedly mentioned' the actress 'unprompted' during several conversations with Ramin Setoodeh and 'spent time at the White House monitoring Messing's Twitter feed'.

In some media, there is talk of a certain 'obsession' with her. Setoodeh herself suspects that it is above all an offended ego that is behind Trump's fixation on Messing:

Maybe that’s why he can’t quite shake the bitterness that now exists between them. A former president who can’t win over a star almost sounds like the premise of a corny romantic comedy, but for Trump, Messing’s rejection is still a sharp dagger to his heart.

We assume that he cannot hope for her vote at the end of the year, at least.

This article has been translated from Oh!MyMag DE.

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Sources used:

Daily Mail:Donald Trump had a 'crush' on red-haired actress he called 'quite attractive' multiple times... before she turned on him

Independent: Debra Messing defends saying she hopes Trump is 'most popular boyfriend' in prison

Politico: Trump attacks actress Debra Messing after she pushed to out his donors

Mediaite:New Book Details Trump's Bizarre Obsession With Actress Debra Messing and 'Her Beautiful Red Hair'

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